Applications are now closed. 

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the end of March for interviews. 

If you have any queries or requests, feel free to reach out on our email :

Personal Questions

These questions are to help us get to know you better, as a person - beyond your scores in contests and beyond how well you can write solutions to our problems. This is your chance to showcase your passion for mathematics and tell us about why you find it so interesting. Don't worry too much and just be yourself!


The problems, while of varying difficulty, are all certainly not easy. Do not feel discouraged if you are unable to solve some of them - we don't expect you to. What we do want is to see how you think as you approach a problem. So, make sure you submit any and all progress you make on a problem that you don't solve too. 

Finally, remember that your performance on these problems is only one out of a large number of factors that will affect our decision to select the next Sophie Fellows. So don't let that discourage you either. 


Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a short interview at a time of their convenience sometime in end March or early April. Don't worry about the preparation too much! We don't expect you to know Erdos Ginzberg Ziv or Kobayashi's theorem. All we're looking to do is gauge your comfort with some mathematical ideas.

I'm now a Sophie Fellow! What next?

That's great! Once you are selected to be a Sophie Fellow, we will give you access to the Sophie discord server as well as other instructions.